Ebola: Stay Away From Nigeria - Australia Warns Citizens

By 09:42 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 Comments

Australia has warned its

citizens to steer clear of parts

of West Africa as the deadly

Ebola virus claims more


Nearly 700 people have died

in Guinea, Sierra Leone and

Liberia since March in what

has been described as the

most serious recorded

outbreak yet of the virus.

One Liberian has also died in

Nigeria, raising fears the

disease could spread further

across the region. Nigeria had

since set up disease isolation

centres at its international


The Department of Foreign

Affairs and Trade is urging

Australians to avoid areas

affected by the virus and be

aware they could run into

trouble if they venture into

the region.

“Australians are also advised

that borders in the region

may be closed at short notice

to contain the outbreak,” the

department said in its travel


Those in the region should

closely monitor local health

advice and maintain strict

standards of hygiene.

Victims of the virus, or those

suffering symptoms, should be

avoided at all costs.

Ebola has a 90 percent fatality

rate and can quickly kill once

contracted. There is no known

vaccine or cure.

Symptoms include high fever

and weakness followed by

external and internal


Any traveller to the region

showing these signs before or

after visiting should seek

medical attention.



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